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Business opportunities remain ample in Saudi Arabia’s less conventional city Jeddah, with a large number of businesspeople flying in and out almost every day. If you happen to be a frequent visitor to Jeddah or are planning a trip, here are several hotels that top our list in terms of location, service and amenities.
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Rosewood Jeddah: Mix business with pleasure with the Rosewood hotel’s rooms featuring Red Sea views. The luxurious 5-star hotel has 5 board rooms, 4 restaurants, a rooftop swimming pool and a modern gym on the 17th floor. The hotel is within close proximity to Jeddah’s numerous business, diplomatic and governmental districts. The fact that it is located near the beach is always a plus too.
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Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa: Another good mix of business and pleasure is this seafront hotel on Jeddah’s Corniche. Boasting high-tech spacious rooms with large windows overlooking sea views, the 5-star designer hotel is located in Al Hamra District. It has high speed internet, three restaurants, high-quality cigars, a ladies’ spa and a gentlemen's sports and wellness centre.
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Crowne Plaza Jeddah: Situated in the Jeddah harbour, the Crowne Plaza Jeddah has large rooms that feature a well-lit work desk as well as floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city. The hotel is known for having a good business centre and conference room. It also has an outdoor pool, sauna and fitness centre. For those looking to take a break from work, Jeddah city centre’s main shopping venues and restaurants are just 3 km away.
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Waldorf Astoria Qasr Al Sharq: Elegantly decorated and ultra-luxurious, the Waldorf Astoria on the North Corniche Road in Jeddah offers high-end business facilities including a business centre and conference room. It features high-end suites featuring plush interiors and work stations. The hotel also has an indoor pool, a ladies’ spa and a gym. It is located less than 4 km away from Jeddah International Airport.
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Sofitel Jeddah Corniche: If you are looking for modern business-friendly accommodation with a luxurious touch, this Sofitel is bound to impress. The property is a located on Jeddah’s famous Corniche just 15 minutes away from Jeddah International Airport. Its rooms are spacious and fitted out with complimentary amenities by French luxury brand Hermes. They’re also equipped with personal Nespresso™ coffee machines and BOSE audio systems.
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Rocco Forte Assila Hotel: The recently opened hotel offers rooms with kitchenettes and dining tables for those who prefer self-service. It also has high end a business centre, hairdresser and retail shops. While it’s not as near to the airport as the other hotels, King Abdulaziz International Airport is 13 km away, the hotel is in close proximity to a number of attractions including the King Fahad Fountain and Jeddah Mall. It also has a rooftop outdoor pool and spa centre.
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Centro Shaheen Jeddah by Rotana: This is a great value for money option as it provides modern and affordable hotel rooms built with businesspeople in mind. They’re equipped with work desks and designed for ultimate practicality. Conveniently located on Al Madinah Road, the hotel is close to major commercial centres, traditional markets, consulates and ministries, all walking distance away. It is also a 5 minute drive from the Jeddah Corniche.
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Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah: Just a short walk away from the Al Harthy Exhibition Centre, the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah is a good option for businesspeople who do not have time to waste on long commutes and want to be near events taking place at the centre. It is also close to the King Abdulaziz International Airport. The hotel has a hairdressing salon on site, so is great for busy businesswomen who want to avail quick beauty services. While the Mövenpick does not have a business centre yet, rooms are equipped for laptops and the latest technology.